Ruffy Biazon

Muntinlupa COVID-free

September 6, 2023 Edd Reyes 110 views

THE City of Muntinlupa is free once again of the presence of Covid-19, according to the latest report of the City Health Office (CHO).

City health officials confirmed there are no new active or probable cases of the once-dreaded disease reported in the city’s health facilities.

“This is definitely good news for all Muntinlupeños. Health is one of the priorities of our 7K Agenda. Nevertheless, we encourage everyone to continue watching their health, especially because of the changing weather,” Mayor Ruffy Biazon said.

Since the onset of Covid-19 in 2020 until September 4, the city has logged 47,315 confirmed cases. Out of this number, 46,650 patients recovered but 665 lives were lost, mainly due to respiratory complications brought about by Covid-19.

The CHO has adopted a proactive approach to containing the pandemic’s reach in the city, employing active tracking of cases and isolation of confirmed disease hotspots. In addition, the city recently achieved herd immunity with more than 100 percent of the target population receiving at least two doses of the Covid vaccine.

Moreover, the city has significantly improved its health facilities including the Ospital ng Muntinlupa to deal with outbreaks, increasing bed capacity and intensive care capabilities.

During the latest spike of cases, Biazon also directed the immediate mobilization of CHO assets, including the city’s quarantine facility located in Pacwood, Tunasan.